BBC Introducing Classical Artist – Yume Fujise is a Japanese violinist currently living in London. Recently she has been appearing live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune on numerous occasions and has performed in major international venues, such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Suntory Hall (Tokyo) and Forbidden City Hall (Beijing).
Yume has been a prize winner at numerous competitions, including North London Festival D’Addario Competition (2017), The EuroAsia International Competition (2015), Singapore National Teachers Association Competition (2010), and Trinity London Competition (2005). Yume performs regularly as soloist and has appeared with orchestras such as the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra, Hague Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore National Youth Orchestra, Essex Youth Orchestra, Kingston Chamber Orchestra, Royal College of Music Philharmonic and Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed at music festivals, including a concert in Saanen Church at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad.
After starting the violin at the age of three, Yume was invited to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Lutsia Ibragimova and at the Kunst Universität Graz with Boris Kuschnir. Yume is currently studying at the Royal College of Music, London (RCM) with Mark Messenger on a full scholarship. During her short time at the RCM, Yume has already won the 2014 and 2018 Violin Competition and 2015 Concerto Competition and 2017 Concerto Competition.
In 2017, Yume performed Brahms Violin Concerto under the baton of Maxim Vengerov and performed numerous recitals and concertos in Europe and Asia. As well as performing solo, she is an avid chamber musician. She was invited to take part in the Seiji Ozawa International Academy in Rolle, Switzerland 2017. In the summer of 2018, Yume will take part in Seiji Ozawa International Music Festival in Matsumoto, Japan. Yume has also joined Nicola Benedetti’s quartet alongside Benjamin Gilmore and Leonard Elschenbroich.
Yume has participated in masterclasses with world-renowned artists including Ivry Gitlis, Pinchas Zukerman, Shlomo Mintz, Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Pierre Amoyal, Ana Chumachenco and Steven Isserlis as well as receiving frequent lessons with Alina Ibragimova.
She is grateful for the generous support of the Soiree d’Or Scholar Foundation, Hattori Foundation (Junior Award & Senior Award) Lee Abbey Award, Henry Wood Accommodation Award, Talent Unlimited and Mr. & Mrs. Rin Kei Mei.
Yume plays on a Antonio Stradivarius, ‘ex –Kreutzer’ 1731 which has been generously loaned to her by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.
Musicians’ Company Award: Maisie Lewis Prize 2018
Page Updated: Oct 2018